Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Madam Minister, for joining us here today.
You talked about a number of things like renewable energy and the role the federal government has played in the past in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Most of those programs are no longer in place, yet we're at a point when the investment in renewable energy is very important. We're falling behind other countries in the development of wind and solar.
You talk about black carbon, yet within the north of Canada—Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon—many of our communities are still heavily reliant on diesel generating facilities, fuel oil for heating. These are all contributors to black carbon.
Can you explain how your government is going to take some action on black carbon and with renewables? Where is the investment going forward that you're proposing for renewable energy?